A little boy, identified as Emediong Victor Urau, is nursing numerous wounds on his head and body after his dad attacked him with a machete at Mbiaobong ikot Antem off Oron road, opposite the
house of the village head, Solomon Essien, in Akwa Ibom state.
The incident happened yesterday and according to a neighbor, Victor’s only offense was going out to play with other kids. It was gathered that the boy isn’t new to unwarranted brutality from his dad and stepmother.
The neighbor said Victor is often beaten and locked up in a dog’s kennel, but yesterday’s assault was so severe that he had to run away from home.